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Pitney Bowes Introduces New Technology for High-Volume Production Printing and Mailing Solutions

  Pitney Bowes Introduces New Technology for High-Volume Production Printing
  and Mailing Solutions

 Enhancements Can Help Customers Increase Operational Savings While Producing
                      High-Quality, Color Communications

GRAPH EXPO 2012

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- October 08, 2012

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced new technology enhancements and
capabilities to its high-volume production printing and mailing solutions to
help customers increase operational savings while producing high-quality,
color communications. The new updates include: an in-line envelope converting
module for the Mailstream Wrapper Productivity Series; a Print+ Direct Mail™
color inkjet system; an enhanced client job tracking capability for DFWorks®
Software; and Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) compatibility for the
IntelliJet 20® Printing System. Pitney Bowes will feature these solutions at
Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago (booth #1238).

“Pitney Bowes is continuing to invest in new technology and capabilities to
help our customers more effectively connect with their customers,” said
Christoph Stehmann, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies.
“These new enhancements can help high-volume production printers and mailers
produce faster, smarter customer communications while reducing operational
costs.”

New Hardware Solutions and Enhancements

Pitney Bowes’s new in-line envelope converting module for the Mailstream
Wrapper™ Productivity Series inserting system can help high-volume
transactional mailers and service bureaus produce high-quality, window
envelopes.

The module uses continuous rolls of paper to produce high-quality wrap
material in-line during the mail finishing process. This unique technology
allows mailers to cost-effectively produce wrap material with a scalloped flap
and window patch, resulting in a finished mailpiece with the appearance of a
traditional business envelope.

Integrated seamlessly with the Mailstream Wrapper, the module transforms mail
finishing into a continuous workflow to produce variable page transactional
and direct mail customer communications.

This solution features precision inline flap profiling, window cut-out and
patching for processing white paper or pre-printed rolls. The servo-driven
cutting system simplifies changes between window sizes and locations while
helping to ensure accurate registration to the printed web. Utilizing
recyclable glassine, window patches are applied, creating a solid seal and
flat patch. By incorporating the module with the Mailstream Wrapper,
organizations can reduce the costs of pre-manufactured envelopes and time
associated with material handling and logistics.

Pitney Bowes is also introducing the new Print+ Direct Mail™ Color Inkjet
System, which offers marketing service providers the ability to add greater
value to their client communications. Designed specifically to meet the needs
of direct mailers and commercial printers, the system can print high quality,
full color, 100% variable data messaging and graphics to drive increased
response. This flexible and cost-effective solution can be configured for both
in-line and offline printing and supports a wide range of material substrates
and inks.

New Software Enhancements

Pitney Bowes’s new DFWorks® Client Job Tracking module provides comprehensive
tracking and reporting solutions for production print and mail operations with
highly efficient, but complex, customer communications workflows.

With the new software module, service bureaus and large enterprises can now
accurately and efficiently report on the status and results of individual jobs
when they are combined with other jobs in a White Paper Factory™ environment
and delivered through multiple physical and digital communications channels.

In addition, organizations can take advantage of opportunities to streamline
their operations and lower overall costs through a highly efficient,
integrated print-and-mail environment. This enables organizations to commingle
jobs prior to printing, resulting in larger and more efficient job runs, which
can significantly drive better resource utilization and postage optimization.

New Capabilities

High-volume transactional mailers and service bureaus can also now print
Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) compatible jobs on the IntelliJet 20®
Printing System. This expanded application reach will allow organizations that
have invested in IPDS to benefit from the high-quality and productivity of the
IntelliJet 20® Printing System to produce high-value, personalized color
communications.

Pitney Bowes is collaborating with MPI Tech, a leading member of the AFP
Consortium, on this new capability for the IntelliJet 20® Printing System.
Through this collaboration, the two companies will leverage a customized IS/3
complaint version of MPI Tech’s MIPS (MPI IPDS Portable Software) to manage
IPDS data streams.

This enhancement illustrates Pitney Bowes’s continuing investment in its
IntelliJet® family of printing systems to help meet the needs of high-volume
transactional mailers around the world. Recently, Pitney Bowes announced a
software enhancement to the IntelliJet Print Process Manager 3.1 that enables
higher performance processing of critical print applications including
extended and scalable high resolution PDF document workflows to help
operations easily scale processing power to meet their evolving printing
needs.

This latest software development also follows the recent introduction of new
printhead technology and color inks on the high speed IntelliJet 20® Printing
System, enabling full-color processing at up to 400 feet-per-minute.

About Pitney Bowes:

Delivering more than 90 years of invention, Pitney Bowes provides business
communications software, mailing systems and services that integrate physical
and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more
productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their
business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is
a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every
connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com

Contact:

Media:
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Karen King, 203-351-6189
karen.king@pb.com
 
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